Surveillance at the Democratic National Convention

When the Democratic National Convention comes to Denver in August, there will be new security camera systems installed to deter crime. On the 14th of July, Denver City Council approved an agreement with Avrio Group for the installation and maintaining of a security system. The agreement was worth over $940,000.

The new system will be an addition to the existing HALO (High Activity Location Observation) system that is currently in place. Some technology being considered is video feed from the cameras being fed to police cruisers. Many of Denver residents are questioning the effectiveness of having so much security, some even worry about privacy. City Officials assure them that the security will help with security and safety and that technology on the cameras keep them from looking in windows, homes, and stores. Federal funds will be used to repay the city eventually for the additions.

3 thoughts on “Surveillance at the Democratic National Convention”

  1. Abigail Hamilton

    On the surface of it, it looks like Denver is trying to put together a program around their video that deters crime rather than just providing forensics for prosecution after the fact. Despite widespread privacy concerns, there is big public support for programs which can effectively reduce and deter crime — after all, citizens are paying for these systems/programs and like any customer they want measurable results. If Denver implements a live feed program and it has any effectiveness in this arena, other municipalities will be eager to learn from them and follow suit.

  2. Hei,
    I’m planing to do a little research about surveilance in Denver. Do you know, where I can get more information about this HALO system?
    Moreover I would like to know where from you know that “Many of Denver residents are questioning the effectiveness of having so much security, some even worry about privacy”
    I would be really glad to get an answer because it will probably be very useful to me
    H.

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